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Peggy Noonan: Faces of Love
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/27/2002 | Peggy Noonan

Posted on 12/27/2002 7:56:04 AM PST by WaveThatFlag

Edited on 04/23/2004 12:05:05 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Faces of Love Reflections on a year of cleansing and rebuilding.

At the end of each year I think about what I've learned or come to look at in a new way. In 2002 I sometimes mused on the following: Everyone says money can't buy love, but I'm not sure that's precisely true. Say a 43-year-old woman who's been working for years and is starting to feel anxious about the future, who's gotten tired of the dating grind and tired in general, meets a man who's worth $250 million. He's twice her age, rather homely and rather boring. In time he asks her to marry him. She says yes. Society immediately understands the situation: She's doing it for the money. And in truth she's going to like feeling secure, and she's going to like feeling like a victor after a long race. Society isn't wrong in its judgment. But maybe she isn't wrong when she tells her friends: "I love him." Because people have a way of loving what they need.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: peggynoonanlist
This is an extended version of the editorial that appeared in today's print version of the Journal.

The online article gets into the "What did Christ really look like" dilema. If I had to pick one famous figure I'd probably say OBL. Ironic, but more plausible than, say, Max von Sydow.

1 posted on 12/27/2002 7:56:04 AM PST by WaveThatFlag
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To: WaveThatFlag
As time passes and the husband gets sick, the wife will care for him with great attentiveness and stay home with him and watch television. She'll be loving. As if she's in love.

Yea, sure Peggy.

2 posted on 12/27/2002 8:11:22 AM PST by isthisnickcool
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To: Howlin; Miss Marple; mombonn; Sabertooth; beckett; BlueAngel; JohnHuang2; *Peggy Noonan list; ...
Pinging the Noonan list.
3 posted on 12/27/2002 8:49:25 AM PST by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78
God bless her amazing consistency.

God bless Peggy Noonan. I am an unabashed fan of hers, and one of the reasons is the say she can whack someone up side the head almost without them even feeling it. She is a true treasure.

4 posted on 12/27/2002 8:54:08 AM PST by gramho12
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To: isthisnickcool
Every rule has its exceptions.
In order to love, you first need to be capable of loving. There is only one person in Anna-Nicole's world.
5 posted on 12/27/2002 8:57:06 AM PST by WaveThatFlag
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To: WaveThatFlag
Thanks for the Peggy Ping!
6 posted on 12/27/2002 9:33:53 AM PST by Salvation
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To: Salvation
It was an extremely interesting look at the various depictions of Jesus, from what seems to be the first depiction of him, in 290 CE, when he was a Hercules lookalike--beardless, with a lamb over his shoulders--didn't Hercules always have a lamb? Or was it a stag?

Sorry, Peggy, but you're wrong:

The first representation of Christ on record is actually a derisive graffiti on the wall of a house on the Palatine Hill in Rome. It pictured the body of a man being crucified but with the head of an ass. The inscription reads: "Alexamenos worships his god."


7 posted on 12/27/2002 9:58:09 AM PST by eshu
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8 posted on 12/27/2002 4:51:10 PM PST by prognostigaator
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To: eshu
Your statement "Sorry, Peggy but you're wrong." chastised the wrong person. That quote about "first depiction" was not written by Peggy, but by her agnostic correspondent, and was simply reproduced by her.
9 posted on 12/27/2002 11:39:32 PM PST by AFPhys
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To: WaveThatFlag
Thanks for the post. Peggy's comment on how we go for the money and give up our dreams rings true. One thing I made sure of was my kids would be able to follow their dreams no matter how foolish they appeared to the worlds eyes. So one was in an LA rock band (now an executive in a film studio) another started as an architect (now a Project Manager building executive offices instead - likes the outside), and the third started in Physics (now a missionary for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship). There will be no regrets when they get old, just as I have none.
10 posted on 12/28/2002 3:53:27 AM PST by KeyWest
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